This Day in History
Pearl Harbor - A Zero Down!


Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

The most titanic military conflict in history - with the fate of many old and famous nations hanging in the balance - reached what Winston Churchill called a “grand climacteric” with the Japanese attack, during World War II, upon our naval base at Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. It was a date, said President Franklin Roosevelt, “that shall live in infamy.” For the American navy it was a catastrophe: 6 battleships, 2 naval auxiliaries, 3 destroyers, 149 planes and over 3,500 casualties; all at a cost to the Japanese of only 30 planes. That day, Japan wiped out General MacArthur’s air force grounded at Manila and bombed Guam, Saipan and Singapore.





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